Fish On! With Denver's Mississippi River Guide Service!

Mississippi River & St. Croix River Fishing Guide Denver McKinnon. Over 38 years of experience!

Denver has been fishing the Mississippi River system for over 38 years. With a lot of experience on the river, Denver feels that guiding is the best way to pass on the Mississippi River and St. Croix river knowledge he has gained over the years.

Whether interested in bring home fish for dinner or looking for a trophy, Denver will do his best to provide you with a happy and exciting day. You can choose the target species between Walleyes, Sauger, and Crappie. The techniques you learn with Denver will help you when you are out on your own on the Mississippi River and St. Croix River. Denver guides on the Pool 2 (St. Paul), Pool 3 (Hastings), and Pool 4 (Red Wing) of the Mississipi River. He also guides on the St. Croix from Hudson all the down to Hastings. Book a trip today with Denver's guide Service, and let your Mississippi or St. Croix River fishing adventure begin!

Check out Denver's recent Mississippi River fishing reports. He adds a report almost each time he is out, so check back often to see what the fish are up to! Also, take a look at his Mississippi River trip logs to see stories from his client trips and testimonials!

"Thanks again so much for a great day fishing. My dad and I had a great time. Good luck with the softball in Mankato and drive safe." - Matt (Red Wing trip 09/23/11)

Busy times means less fishing,

Over the last week I have finally had time to get back at the river.  This summer I have been overwhelmed with the traveling the country with my oldest daughters softball career, although it has been very exciting to watch this group of young ladies its time  to get back to catching walleyes.  

Last Thursday Helen and myself hit some spots on pool 3. We mainly pitched jigs to shorelines and it was a great technique to start with.  We had several species from walleyes, saugers, white bass, small mouth bass, channel cat, crappie and never fail drum.  The bite at times was very good but went through spurts.  

Monday morning I had the pleasure of sharing my vessel with Perry and his good friend Nick from Illinois.  We started out pitching the jigs again today. With only a few fish biting this technique.  Tried cranking some wing dams and could only crank up a flathead.   Then we switched gears and tried another area.  

We went to vertical jigging with minnows , crawlers and leeches.  Great choice this is how we put several walleyes into the live well for the gentlemen to take back to the cabin and have a fish fry.  Hope you guys had a great time and thanks for the laughs today I really enjoyed it today.  

The river is receding at this moment so be careful ladies and gentlemen. The water temperature ranged from 71 to 73 degrees in my boat.  The depth we fished went from 1 to 9 foot today.  Clarity is decent even with all the rain we have had as of late.  

Good luck out there guys and gals !!!!!!

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